The Ecuadorian is eyeing up derby success for United, who take on City in Beijing in a pre-season fixture next month.
The France youth international has agreed to move to Scotland after his contract expired at Fulham, disappoint a host of reportedly interested clubs.
“Tonight, all the political programmes on TV are about football,” Ezequiel Fernandez Moores, Argentina’s leading sports columnist, tells me from Buenos Aires. He has just returned home on the underground, and noticed that the arrivals board read “No te vayas Lio”: Lio, don’t go.
Jose Reyes, the shortstop turned aspiring major-league third baseman, found himself in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, at a minor-league ballpark officially called Peoples Natural Gas Field, about to suit up for the Binghamton Mets, the New York Mets’ Class AA farm team.
Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, is seeking urgent talks with Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to broker a compromise that would prevent the party plunging into a snap leadership contest, as Angela Eagle prepares to launch a challenge by the end of the day.
Just call it the Marcus Willis effect. Tara Moore, a Briton ranked 227, won her first match at a grand slam event on Tuesday, a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck sending her into the second round here at the third time of asking. The 23-year-old repaid the faith shown by tournament organisers in giving her a wild card, with a fine performance to make it four Britons into round two.
The Newcastle United youngster scored 20 goals on loan at Coventry City last season.
Tottenham and West Ham are under increased pressure to sign quality players up front as a result of Chelsea's latest deal.
The Swede became the club's first summer signing this week.